Will interest rates rise in 2021? Powell Says No Rate Hike, No Taper. Investors sold U.S. dollars after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made it very clear on Tuesday that there will be no interest rate hikes or tapering in the foreseeable future.
The bank said that a deep and prolonged recession would warrant negative interest rates, as asset purchases and forward guidance from the Fed would likely not “fill the gap,” unless it started to buy risky assets like stocks. The argument for cutting interest rates below zero is the same as cutting interest rates above zero: …
The U.S. Federal Reserve said minutes of its January policy meeting would be released on Wednesday as scheduled though its offices in Washington would be closed due to bad weather.
Gold Silver Reports (GSR) — Fed’s Kashkari: Rate hike pause keeps U.S. growth on track — The Federal Reserve’s decision to stop raising interest rates puts a “fundamentally healthy” U.S. economy on track to further growth, Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank President Neel Kashkari suggested on Sunday.
In between tweets about Michael Flynn’s court appearance and Twitter making it hard for him to accumulate followers, President Donald Trump on Tuesday made an eye-catching remark about monetary policy: “Stop with the 50 B’s,” he told the Federal Reserve.